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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50-7.0 Regional news, weather and programme news

: Today

7.0 News
The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
8.0 News and more of Today
(including, in the Midlands and E Anglia, Regional Extra: and Today in the South and West introduced by DEREK JONES )
8.40 Today's Papers


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Douglas Cameron
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: News

: For Schools

9.5 An Act of Worship
The Mountain of Light by MICHAEL SHARPE
Introduced by RALPH ROLLS


Unknown: Michael Sharpe
Introduced By: Ralph Rolls

: Emil - Chef Extraordinaire

EMIL ran away from his home near Genoa in Italy and began a career which included ship's boy, prize-fighting and cooking for royalty. At 84 he looks back. Producer JOHN FISHER


Producer: John Fisher

: For Schools

9.45 Music Workshop: Stage 1: The Violin Maker
Libretto by Paul Townsend
Music arranged by Michael Jessett.
Written and produced by William Murphy


Arranged By: Michael Jessett
Produced By: William Murphy

: Daily Service

NEM p 90; Prayer is the soul's sincere desire (BBC HB 347); Psalm 95: Hebrews 12, vv 14-29 (JB): 0 God of earth and altar (BBC HB 394)

: Speaking for Myself

followed by an interlude

: For Schools

10.50 A Corner for Music by ALBERT CHATTERLEY (21)


Music By: Albert Chatterley

: The Conversion

In the early 1940s the Cracow ghetto was being systematically reduced by the Nazis, in one so-called ' re-settlement' action after another.
Janina Martinho , an inmate. was a child of 12 when the final resettlement day arrived. In the ghetto with her were the Kalfus family: father, mother, and Irene, aged 8. The parents made a brave plan to save the life of their child.
Janina herself miraculously escaped the final liquidation, but it is not her own story which she has written.


Unknown: Janina Martinho
Read By: Patricia Gallimore
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: For Schools

11.20 Listening and Writing
The Railway Game: an extract from the autobiography by Clifford Dyment
11.40 Prospect. Aspects of human biology: Why me? by MARGARET SHEFFIELD
12.0 Announcements


Unknown: Margaret Sheffield

: You and Yours

Presenter John Edmunds Your Own Time
A Friend in Need? If you go abroad on a package holiday you are likely to have the services of couriers or representatives. But what exactly can you expect from them? TONY BLACK investigates.


Presenter: John Edmunds

: Twenty Questions

12.55 Weather, information and news for your area

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle


Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Story: Granny's Gold/ish by JEAN YOUNG


Unknown: Jean Young
Presenter: Maureen Morris
Unknown: Leslie Pitt
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: For Schools

2.0 Let's Join In. Cat and Dog join forces (traditional)
2.20 Christian Focus. The ' Haves ' and the ' Have-nots by LESLIE SMITH
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Guitar School: written and presented by MICHAEL JESSETT (31)


Unknown: Leslie Smith
Presented By: Michael Jessett

: Afternoon Theatre

Selected for Friday
Better Never Than Late by R. D. WINGFIELD with Leslie Sands as Inspector Chew 'Twelve years ago the Force was my life - but things change. Twelve years ago while I was looking for a kidnapped child, my son died and my wife walked out on me. I want to solve that case before I retire - I want to wipe the slate clean.'
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Unknown: Leslie Sands
Unknown: Mr Cresswell.
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Insp Green: Brian Haines
Sgt Rushton: Sean Barrett
Det-Insp Collins: Fraser Kerr
Det-Insp Smith: Malcolm Gerard
Chief Supt Lawton: Charles Simon
Sam Fletcher: Malcolm Hayes
Peggy Fletcher: Sheila Haynor
Bill: Alan Haines
Ann Marlow: Jlll SimcOx
Pamela Fulton: Nicolette Bernard
Sarah Fulton: Patricia Gallimore
Hampton: Nigel Lambert

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

Vanity Fair by W. M. THACKERAY Read by DAVID DAVIS
5: Brighton and Brussels


Unknown: W. M. Thackeray
Read By: David Davis

: PM Reports

The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team including STEVE RACE'S Radio Times
5.50-6.0 Regional news, weather and programme news


Presented By: William Hardcastle

: News

: Brain of Britain 1972

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title 12: Wales (ii)

: The Archers


Written by: Bruno Milna

: News Desk

Adam Raphael presenting world news and views


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party

: Pick of the Week

NANCY wise's personal seiection from BBC Radio and TV.
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Research by JEAN STROUD
Producer Richard BURWOOD


Introduced By: John Ellison
Unknown: Jean Stroud
Producer: Richard Burwood

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion bv Lord David Cecil , Lord Bycrs Robin Ray. Rosamund John Chairman DAVID JACOBS Producer MICHAEL BOWEN from Blandford Forum, Dorset (Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR


Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Lord Bycrs Robin Ray.
Unknown: Rosamund John
Unknown: Chairman David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: The Fundraisers

A charity is no less charitable because it benefits the rich as well as the poor
It's more important who does the giving than what it's lor
Cathedrals, public schools. orchestras, youth clubs, and many other charities within the meaning of the Act need more and more money to finance new projects or simply to keep going.
Securing donations from wellwishers has given rise to a small but highly skilled profession with its own techniques and vocabulary.
This programme offers an impression of the system as seen through the eyes of the client. the fundraiser, and the benefactor.
Written by NORMAN LONGMATE Producer STANLEY WILIAMSON (from Manchester)


Written By: Norman Longmate
Producer: Stanley Wiliamson

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: As Others See Us

A foreign journalist based in London looks at a subject of interest in Britain this week

: A Book at Bedtime

The House of Mirth
Read by ANNA MASSEY (3)


Read By: Anna Massey

: The Commuters' Tales: The Middle-Aged Spinster's Tale

In which travellers on the Southern Region pass their time like Chaucer's pilgrims by telling stories.
Written by Joan Lindsay (a winner in the Commuters' Tales competition) and told by June Whitfield to John Samson and David Gooderson. Producer: Simon Brett.
(Repeated: Saturday, 5.30 pm)


Writer: Joan Lindsay
[Actor]: June Whitfield
[Actor]: John Samson
[Actor]: David Gooderson
[Actor]: Simon Brett

: News

preceded by Weather
11.59 Market Trends

: Closedown

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